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Wanted: Traffic tolerant grass seed recommendation


Old 03-08-11, 06:56 AM
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Wanted: Traffic tolerant grass seed recommendation

The centipede around my deck has not held up to the traffic from my dogs. I am looking for recommendations for a grass seed that I can sow now(spring) that will survive the summer. This area has a sprinkler system. Thanks!
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Old 03-08-11, 11:28 AM
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Zoysia or Bermuda grass are both hardy grasses. Altho if your dogs are going to the bathroom on it, you'll still have bare spots on occasion.
Old 03-08-11, 06:30 PM
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Dogs and newly seeded or even established lawns don't mix real well. Really I don't know that there is a grass seed variety that's going to work miracles for you. Soil compaction is one of the biggest enemies to turfgrass. Thats why there are so many high school and colleges that are going to synthetic field turf - Because they can't keep the middle of those natural fields alive and thriving due to the heavy foot/cleat traffic. Well your yard with dogs is a mini football field of sorts what with the puppy dogs constantly beating a path to the back door. Here are some suggestions to consider. Sounds like you're in a Southern warm zone so you could use a Zoysia but its a tough slow grow from seed especially if the dogs continue to track over the new seeded path. There is another variety you could try. Its called Buffalo grass. Its pretty hardy stuff but again you've got to keep the K9s off till its good and established. If you are going to seed its a good idea to try and break up those beaten down paths so that new seed can germinate and send its roots into pliable soil. Maybe your best bet though is to sod those paths - but still, over time the doggys are going to wear down and thin out the sodded areas. Check my website, ****** I have numerous other articles there relating to outdoor landscape projects.

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Old 03-09-11, 09:38 AM
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There really is nothing which will hold up to dogs

Mulch tends to be the best choice in areas like this
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What part of the country you in? What's your climate? Buffalo or a mix with buffalo would be traffic tolerant, but it needs heat.

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